I HATE NETWORKING is a surprisingly fun event designed to encourage creative people to get to know each other, while also acknowledging the horror that is networking, and sharing a few tips at the same time.
It combines the educational elements of learning how to network with an opportunity to practice the skills in a safe and friendly environment, all the while embracing the discomfort of the whole process and having a laugh.
Tips that will be shared include:
- Preparing in advance – get the basics right!
- Mastering the art of the introduction
- Overcoming shyness, awkwardness and the urge to run away
- Dealing with wankers and other difficult people
- Choosing the best networking events
- The all-important follow-up process!
Our creative industry specialist advisors will be on hand to help facilitate introductions and share their knowledge and experiences. WE KNOW YOU’LL HATE IT, but we guarantee a fun and interesting night regardless. Come for the drinks and food, stay to learn something and make some new connections!
What do I get? All participants of this workshop also receive:
- A chance to practice what yo’ve learned in a safe environment with other Networking Novices;
- Lifetime access to a dedicated I Hate Networking dropbox folder full of additional resources and help;
- Nibblies, soft drinks and alcohol for purchase!
The event is relaxed and informal, you can ask all the questions you’ve never been able to ask before, and participants will also be given ample opportunity to network and get to know each other.
Who should attend?
Come along if you’re a creative practitioner, in businesses of any size. You could be a freelancer, a soloist or from a larger organisations looking to expand your networks. You should also attend if you hate networking, but you know it’s a skill you need to learn.
Who is Presenting?
Business advisor and creative industries expert Monica Davidson from the Creative Plus Business Group. Monica is a writer and filmmaker by trade who learned how to run a successful creative business and now shares that knowledge with others. In her workshops Monica discusses her own experiences, and shares examples from the 900-plus people she has mentored through the process of starting and building their creative businesses.
What is NSW Business Connect?
Business Connect is a dedicated and personalised NSW Government program that provides trusted advice to help you start or grow your small business. Creative Plus Business provides confidential, independent business advice and skills training for small and medium creative businesses across NSW as part of the NSW Government’s Business Connect program.